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What becomes of your CDL after a drunk driving arrest?

As a commercial driver in New Jersey, you must demonstrate a higher duty of care to other drivers on the road than drivers of non-commercial vehicles. Because of this, if an officer arrests you for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may be subject to heftier fines and stricter penalties. This is for good reason, as your cargo may involve dangerous materials, small children or adult passengers. Additionally, if you get behind the wheel while drugged or drunk, you not only pose a serious threat to yourself and the general public, but you also become a serious liability to your employer.

What should I do to facilitate my recovery from whiplash?

When you are involved in a car accident in New Jersey, one of the injuries you may have experienced is whiplash. The pain you feel is the result of the violent back-and-forth movement that your head and neck made when your car was impacted. During the time you spent with first responders, you may not have felt the pain immediately. Sometimes, if you are in shock or merely trying to process the situation, you may not be aware of your injuries right away. 

Common injuries after a car wreck might take time to appear

People often focus on the immediate symptoms that they notice after a car crash. What they might not realize is that there are some problems that can appear in the days and weeks after the crash. These can be just as serious as those present at the scene of the wreck.

Alcohol continues to claim lives on New Jersey roads

During the holiday season, it is not uncommon for residents in New Jersey to enjoy a multitude of celebrations. Company holiday parties, family gatherings and more have become hallmarks of this time of year. Unfortunately, these events commonly see a high number of people consuming multiple alcoholic beverages and then grabbing their keys to drive home. Drunk driving continues to be a problem in New Jersey as shown by statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Are men more likely to get a DUI?

It is a common belief that men are more likely to get a DUI than women. Of course, any drunk driver on New Jersey roads is a bad thing. However, understanding who is most likely to do it can help officials find ways to stop them from doing it.

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